Positions

Overview

  • John Dantzler is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry, the Vice Chair of Substance Abuse Programs, and the Executive Director of the Beacon Recovery and Community Justice programs. Beacon Recovery is UAB's substance use treatment program dedicated to serving uninsured and under insured individuals in an outpatient setting. The UAB Community Justice programs (AKA TASC) serve the Jefferson County Courts as the administrator of specialty courts (Drug Court, Mental Health Court, Veteran's Court) and as the community corrections provider for Jefferson County through a contract with the Alabama Department of Corrections.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 Medical, psychosocial, and treatment predictors of opioid overdose among high risk opioid users.Addictive Behaviors.  86:51-55. 2018
    2018 Opioid Detoxification in Pregnancy: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Perinatal Outcomes.American Journal of Perinatology2018
    2018 What makes a diagram easy or hard?: The impact of diagram design on fourth-grade students’ comprehension of science textsElementary School Journal.  119:122-151. 2018
    2016 Exploration of the Effects of Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Waiver Services on Outcomes for People With Intellectual DisabilityInclusion.  4:120-132. 2016
    2016 The 21st Century Physics Classroom: What Students, Teachers, and Classroom Observers ReportSchool Science and Mathematics.  116:116-126. 2016
    2016 Using Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis to Measure Construct Validity of the Traits, Aptitudes, and Behaviors Scale (TABS)Journal for the Education of the Gifted.  39:3-22. 2016
    2016 The frequency and type of graphical representations in science trade books for childrenJournal of Visual Literacy.  35:24-41. 2016
    2015 EVOLUTION IN THE SOUTHEASTERN USA: FACTORS INFLUENCING ACCEPTANCE AND REJECTION IN PRE-SERVICE SCIENCE TEACHERSInternational Journal of Science and Mathematics Education.  13:1189-1209. 2015
    2015 Psychometric Evaluation of Data From the Race-Related Events ScaleMeasurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development.  48:285-296. 2015
    2015 The Influence Theory: Factors That Influence the Transfer Advising ProcessCommunity College Journal of Research and Practice.  39:619-632. 2015
    2015 Science in Action: How Middle School Students Are Changing Their World Through STEM Service-Learning ProjectsTheory Into Practice.  54:47-54. 2015
    2014 The Effect of a Platform Swing on the Independent Work Behaviors of Children With Autism Spectrum DisordersFocus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities.  29:50-61. 2014
    2013 A Psychometric Approach to the Development of a 5E Lesson Plan Scoring Instrument for Inquiry-Based TeachingJournal of Science Teacher Education.  24:527-551. 2013
    2012 Parentification, ethnic identity,and psychological health in black and white American college students: Implications of family-of-origin and cultural factorsJournal of Comparative Family Studies.  43:811-836. 2012
    2012 Creating a Digital Ecosystem for the Gifted Education ClassroomJournal of Secondary Gifted Education.  23:305-325. 2012
    2010 Psychometric Analysis of A 5E Learning Cycle Lesson Plan Assessment InstrumentInternational Journal of Science and Mathematics Education.  8:633-648. 2010
    2009 Summer Enrichment Workshop (SEW): A Quality Component of The University of Alabama's Gifted Education Preservice Training ProgramRoeper Review.  31:170-184. 2009
    2005 A Statics Concept Inventory: Development and Psychometric AnalysisJournal of Engineering Education.  94:363-371. 2005

    Research Overview

  • Addiction treatment Jail diversion Post incarceration treatment Psychometrics Research in higher education Statistical methods Program evaluation
  • Principal Investigator On

  • Adolescent Electronic Monitoring Program  awarded by JEFFERSON COUNTY COMMISSION 2018 - 2021
  • Adolescent Mentoring Program  awarded by JEFFERSON-BLOUNT-ST. CLAIR MENTAL HEALTH AUTHORITY 2018 - 2019
  • Adolescent Substance Abuse Program  awarded by JEFFERSON-BLOUNT-ST. CLAIR MENTAL HEALTH AUTHORITY 2018 - 2019
  • Alternative Sentencing Project  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 2018 - 2019
  • Court Referral Officer Program  awarded by ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS 2018 - 2019
  • Alternative Sentencing Project  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 2018 - 2019
  • Adolescent Mentoring Program  awarded by JEFFERSON-BLOUNT-ST. CLAIR MENTAL HEALTH AUTHORITY 2017 - 2018
  • Adolescent Substance Abuse Program  awarded by JEFFERSON-BLOUNT-ST. CLAIR MENTAL HEALTH AUTHORITY 2017 - 2018
  • Court Referral Officer Program  awarded by ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS 2017 - 2018
  • Jefferson County Family Wellness Court  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES 2017 - 2018
  • Pretrial Release Program  awarded by TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT OF ALABAMA 2017 - 2018
  • UAB TASC Specialty Courts  awarded by JEFFERSON COUNTY COMMISSION 2017 - 2018
  • Jefferson County Drug Court  awarded by JEFFERSON COUNTY COMMISSION 2017 - 2018
  • Jefferson County Drug Court  awarded by JEFFERSON COUNTY COMMISSION 2017 - 2018
  • Jefferson County Family Drug Court  awarded by JEFFERSON COUNTY COMMISSION 2017 - 2018
  • Jefferson County Juvenile Drug Court Services  awarded by JEFFERSON COUNTY COMMISSION 2017 - 2018
  • Jefferson County Co-Occurring Offender Reentry Program  awarded by JEFFERSON COUNTY COMMISSION 2016 - 2018
  • Jefferson County Family Drug Court  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES 2017
  • Adolescent Substance Abuse Program  awarded by JEFFERSON-BLOUNT-ST. CLAIR MENTAL HEALTH AUTHORITY 2016 - 2017
  • Alternative Sentencing Project  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 2016 - 2017
  • Court Referral Officer Program  awarded by ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS 2016 - 2017
  • Family Court Adolescent Mentoring Program  awarded by JEFFERSON-BLOUNT-ST. CLAIR MENTAL HEALTH AUTHORITY 2016 - 2017
  • UAB Substance Abuse Training  awarded by Morehouse School of Medicine 2016 - 2017
  • UAB TASC Specialty Courts  awarded by JEFFERSON COUNTY COMMISSION 2016 - 2017
  • Jefferson County Drug Court  awarded by JEFFERSON COUNTY COMMISSION 2016 - 2017
  • Jefferson County Drug Court  awarded by JEFFERSON COUNTY COMMISSION 2016 - 2017
  • Jefferson County Family Drug Court Services  awarded by JEFFERSON COUNTY COMMISSION 2016 - 2017
  • Jefferson County Juvenile Drug Court Services  awarded by JEFFERSON COUNTY COMMISSION 2016 - 2017
  • Jefferson County Federal Drug Court  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES 2016
  • Alternative Sentencing Project  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 2015 - 2016
  • Adolescent Substance Abuse Program  awarded by JEFFERSON-BLOUNT-ST. CLAIR MENTAL HEALTH AUTHORITY 2015 - 2016
  • Family Court Adolescent Mentoring Program  awarded by JEFFERSON-BLOUNT-ST. CLAIR MENTAL HEALTH AUTHORITY 2015 - 2016
  • Jefferson County Drug Court  awarded by JEFFERSON COUNTY COMMISSION 2015 - 2016
  • UAB TASC Specialty Courts  awarded by JEFFERSON COUNTY COMMISSION 2015 - 2016
  • Jefferson County Drug Court  awarded by JEFFERSON COUNTY COMMISSION 2015 - 2016
  • Jefferson County Family Drug Court Program  awarded by JEFFERSON COUNTY COMMISSION 2015 - 2016
  • Jefferson County Juvenile Drug Court  awarded by JEFFERSON COUNTY COMMISSION 2015 - 2016
  • Jefferson County Offender Reentry Program  awarded by Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration 2014 - 2016
  • Private Grant  awarded by EAST CENTRAL MENTAL HEALTH-MENTAL RETARDATION, INC. 2010
  • Teaching Overview

  • The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL: 2005 – 2014 Statistical Methods in Education: Quantitative I (BER 540): 3 Semesters 2006 – 2011 Case Study Research Methods (BER 630): 5 Semesters 2006 – 2014 Qualitative Research Methods I (BER 631): 10 Semesters 2006 – 2011 Evaluation I Theory and Practice (BER 660): 3 Semesters 2008 – 2012 Qualitative Research Methods II (BER 632): 5 Semesters 2012 – 2014 Field Work in Educational Research (BER 687): 4 Semesters 2012 – 2014 Non-Dissertation Research (BER 697): 3 Semesters 2012 – 2014 Mixed Methods Research Design (BER 665): 3 Semesters 2013 Capstone Seminar in Education – Faculty Mentor (EDU 410): 1 Semester 2013 – 2014 Statistical Methods in Education: Quantitative II (BER 640): 2 Semesters The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL: 2017 Statistical Methods and Action Research (EPR 607/608): 1 Semester 2008 – 2011, 2017 Intermediate Statistics (EPR 609): 9 Semesters 2008 – 2011 Research and Program Evaluation in Counseling (EPR 590): 6 Semesters 2008 Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods (EPR 596): 1 Semester 2009 Introduction to Educational Research Design (EPR 692): 1 Semester
  • Education And Training

  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Psychology, Presbyterian College
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Evaluation and Research, University of Alabama
  • Master of Sciences or Mathematics in Educational Evaluation and Research, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Full Name

  • John Dantzler
  • Blazerid

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